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Cortes Literacy book club gets off the ground with eReader grant

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

A grant of eReaders from Rakuten Kobo has translated into a monthly book club on Cortes Island where readers use both print and digital media to access titles.

Late last year, 20 Kobo eReaders came under Cortes Literacy’s stewardship. Through the partnership, a regular book club is now being held: readers have access to the devices and subscriptions to the Kobo Plus book library included with the grant, as well as public library’s offerings.

Rebeka Carpenter, the book club’s current organizer, has also just obtained a special book club library card from the Vancouver Island Regional Library, which provides a 12-copy set of one title at a time.

“I’m hopeful that once those start coming down the pike and I can distribute those to people, it’ll spur more reading and enjoyment of books,” she said.

About 20 people are currently on the book club’s email list, with more inquiring about book recommendations.

The new group has held two meetings so far in 2023, with the next scheduled for March 26 (postponed from March 19th, as originally stated in the audio). To learn more, contact bekinbc@gmail.com

top image credit: The new book club can loan Kobo eReaders or folks can access titles through the public library. Photo by Fausto Sandoval on Unsplash.